Scarified The Boston foursome The Dirt Merchants disguises traditional pop smarts beneath dissonant squalls on Scarified . On "Love Apnea" a bottle cap scrapes metallic tones… Scarified The Boston foursome The Dirt Merchants disguises traditional pop smarts beneath dissonant squalls on Scarified . On "Love Apnea" a bottle cap scrapes metallic tones… The Dirt Merchants Rock
Music Review

Scarified (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: The Dirt Merchants; Genre: Rock

The Boston foursome The Dirt Merchants disguises traditional pop smarts beneath dissonant squalls on Scarified. On ''Love Apnea'' a bottle cap scrapes metallic tones from a guitar, while breathy vocals exude sexual tension. Other cuts verge on being catchy despite self-immolating feedback and maniacal distortion. B+

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints
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